Would I benefit from a lumbar support?
What is a Lumbar Support Pillow?
There are several risk factors that exist for the development of lower back pain one of which includes sitting in a prolonged position with the lower back flexed forward and ‘slouched’. Studies have demonstrated that the use of a lumbar support pillow increases the comfort of both healthy indiviuals and those with low back pain.
When a person, such as a desk based worker, spends long periods of time in a slouched posture they can develop lower back pain from the changes in the intervertebral disc pressure. While sitting the lower back flattens and the pressure on the disc increases as does the strain on the posterior spinal tissues. These pressures can be reduced by maintaining a natural lordotic curvature by use of a lumbar support.
A Lumbar Support Pillow is a light and portable pillow for the lower back. It is ergonomically designed to adapt to the natural curves of the spine while providing maximum support and comfort.
When is a Lumbar Support Pillow Needed?
Absolutely anyone and everyone who sits for over a couple of hours in the same position every day will benefit from using a lumbar support pillow. The question is with so many different ones available on the market to buy how do you know which is the best one for you?
We recommend The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll. Desgned by world renowed physiotheraist Robin McKenzie The airback not only improves lower back posture by supporting the spine in neutral but can adjusted to suit the individuals size, shape and comfort. It is also very light weight and portable, the ideal travel companion.
How to use The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll…
In order to reap the benefits of using the Airback Lumbar roll to support your lower back it is important it is used correctly…
- Begin by inflating the pillow to 1/2, taking care not to over inflate! You can adjust this later if required.
- When seated in a chair, place the Airback Lumbar Roll vertically across the back of the chair so that it sits comfortably in the small of your lower back.
It should feel comfortable like it is the most natural thing for it to be there.
- Set a timer close by and aim to get up and move around every 30 minutes doing simple stretches to mobilise and prevent stiffening of the lower back.
To purchase an Original McKenzie Airback Roll follow the link HERE.